Midwest – U.S.A.

Five days after getting home from Costa Rica, and after washing the soles of our boots, we were taking off again, this time for another driving/tent-camping trip across the Midwest. The ultimate goal of this trip was to get the last eight states crossed off of our bucket list; Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma,…

Guadalupe National Park

Saturday, November 4, 2017 On the way to our campground north of Carlsbad, New Mexico, we stopped by Guadalupe National Park to pick up a map, newspaper, and souvenirs – we’d use the map and park newspaper to help us plan the next day. While at the park Alan grabbed my camera (I was indisposed)…

Saguaro National Park

Thursday, November 2, 2017 We stopped in Phoenix to visit a wonderful old friend and his wife over dinner. I’ve known Jon for more than 45 years, and his wife Kelly is so warm and sweet – hard to find two better people on this earth. We had such a great time catching up, talking…